Sunday, May 18, 2008
Bird's Eye View
Are these pictures beautiful, or what? My son, Kyle, had his first trip on Lifestar helicopter, an air-ambulance, yesterday. He's in the mentoring program at Hartford Hospital and this trip was his first of many. He's a respiratory therapist/paramedic and it takes about three years to be ready to administer care in-flight without a mentor. He's on quite an exciting journey! I had butterflies in my stomach just knowing he was going up, knowing he gets motion sickness, and just thinking about my "little boy" growing up, realizing his dream. He took a few pictures on the way to the call they were going to, which turned out to be in Rhode Island. They picked up their patient, flew to Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut and then ended back at Hartford Hospital. He said it was very cool to see all the Wal-Marts, Home Depots, and even my parent's house! He said they don't fly terribly high, so the view is awesome.